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Bot Framework v4 – Adding Application Insights to a Bot
Recently I had the opportunity to work on a conversational agent (bot or chatbot) with the Microsoft Bot Framework and the Azure Bot Service. For this particular project we decided to use the new version of the Framework that went GA at Ignite 2018 and build our bot with the Bot Builder C# SDK (v4). Because this version is still relatively new, some of documentation and samples aren’t completely up-to-date. While I was working on the project I could find bits and pieces of information in the docs and samples but sometimes end-to-end guidance was missing. That’s why I decided to write some blog posts with my findings to hopefully help some of you to get up and running quickly with version 4 of the Framework and the Bot Builder SDK. One of the changes in this new version is the use of .bot files to store and manage secrets and configuration information for bots and any external service it uses. According to Microsoft all bot configuration should be stored in the .bot file, however when I was reading up on how to add Application Insights, I found appsettings.json still being used. In this blog post we will add the Application Insights configuration settings to the .......
FIFA World Cup Tweet analysis with Azure Cognitive Services, Logic Apps and Power BI
Introduction Recently I read a blog post from Henk Boelman in which he uses Azure Logic Apps and Cognitive Services to determine the sentiment of tweets with a specific hashtag. I wanted to play with Logic Apps for a while myself but hadn’t found the time or a nice use case yet. At the time of reading Henk’s blog post, the FIFA World Cup 2018 was well on it’s way and had almost progressed to the 1⁄8 finals. I already noticed most match hashtags in the group phase were trending so one of the upcoming 1⁄8 final matches seemed like a nice opportunity to finally start my own experiment with Azure Logic Apps and Cognitive Services. The idea was to pick a certain 1⁄8 final match, collect tweets about it using the game’s Twitter hashtag and analyze them with Cognitive Services to gain insight into the course of the match or in some remarkable events that happened during the match. In this blog post I will show you how to create the Logic App and how to integrate Cognitive Services. We will run the Logic App during a 1⁄8 final match. Then we will visualize and analyze the results in order to hopefully draw a number of sensible conclusions about the match, solely based on the tweets.......
Create a SonarQube server in Azure running on Windows and SQL – ‘The Easy Way’
SonarQube is an open source tool for continuous code quality which performs automatic reviews of code to detect bugs, code smells and vulnerability issues for 20+ programming languages such as Java, C#, JavaScript, C/C++ and PHP. It tracks statistics and creates charts that enable developers to quickly identify problem areas in their code. ......